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 (ro͞o′də-mĕn′tə-rē, -mĕn′trē)
1. Of or relating to basic facts or principles; elementary: I have only a rudimentary knowledge of Greek.
2. Being in an early stage of development or having a simple form: traveled upriver in a rudimentary boat.
3. Biology Imperfectly or incompletely developed: a mutant mouse with rudimentary claws.

ru′di·men·tar′i·ly (-târ′ə-lē) adv.
ru′di·men′ta·ri·ness n.


the state or quality of being rudimentary
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Additionally, Samsung Professional Consultants were present at the stores to instruct customers on the phone s features and put them through some rudimentariness.
Seventeenth-century masques, the legacy of the mummings and similar medieval spectacles, fit into such metanarratives: they are more fully dramatic; they were generally composed by authors like Jonson and Chapman who also wrote for the popular theater; and they seem to evince a kind of formal rudimentariness attributable to courtly conservatism, solipsism, and decadence.
Or is, as regards the latter trait, the rudimentariness of the family tree the issue here?